All posts tagged: photographer

The Midlands has a new coffee hotspot

The part of my ongoing education in coffee which I am enjoying the most is the discovery. Discovering new coffees, new perspectives and new coffee shops. And after I saw  photographer and designer Julie Patrick‘s lovely photo essay, one spot that’s made in onto my bucket list is Ground Coffee House in Hilton, KZN. Here’s a sample of the photographs that inspired me to add it to my 2017 list of coffee places to see. To see more, go to her blog post on this new hotspot in Hilton.

Humans of coffee: Anna-Belle Durrant

Who is Anna-Belle Durrant? I’m particular, critical and quite serious but on the other hand I’m a loskop, easy going and pretty darn ridiculous. I’m an amateur photographer, blogger, business owner and wife. Some people might say that’s what I do not what I am but I think what I do defines who I am and vice versa! What is your best childhood memory? I’m the youngest of three children, so, when I was little my brother and my sister took it upon themselves to terrorise me. At the time I was probably upset when they played their pranks on me, but now when I look back they are happy memories. Whenever we get together we laugh and laugh about the things they used to do and get away with. One prank lead to me being tied to a chair and being hurtled through my mom’s stained glass window… now that I think about it that one was pretty funny at the time, I’m surprised no one got hurt! If you had a chance for a …

Humans of coffee: Jenna Echakowitz

Who is Jenna Echakowitz? I am known by (and as) many things – freelance photographer, writer, bookworm, car fanatic, pop culture enthusiast, animal rights activist – but simply put, I am a creative. I am a person who is constantly inspired by the world (and the people) around me. Sometimes I am completely besotted with everything in existence, and other times I loath the very world in which I live – I am a person of extremes (also, one who tends to be overly dramatic). I also have a chip on my shoulder about standing only 5″1′ tall. What is your best childhood memory? Learning how to work a camera for the first time – it was grade four, I was young and inexperienced, and it involved a disposable film camera from a Wimpy kiddie’s meal. It was cheap, plastic, rattled a bit when you moved, and bright red. Most of the shots from it were unfocused and shaky at best, but I enjoyed the action of taking an image so much that I was …

Humans of coffee: Heather Mason

Who is Heather Mason? I’m a 40-something writer-photographer-blogger and I live in Johannesburg, South Africa, in a suburb called Melville. I moved from the United States to South Africa in 2010, which is when I started writing my blog, 2Summers. Slowly, over the last six years, blogging has evolved from a hobby into a profession. What is your best childhood memory? I was a serious athlete during my childhood and youth and played on a competitive girls’ softball team. When I was about 15 my team won the Maryland State Championship, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, and went on to place 9th out of 60 teams at the U.S. National Championship. Being part of a team like that was an amazing experience and taught me a lot. It was definitely the best summer of my childhood. If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? Several years ago, I left a marriage. I knew I had to do it and I knew that ultimately my leaving would be the best …